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johndurkin8
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Name: John Durkin
Homepage URL: http://thisis.durkin.org
AIM: johndurkin8
Member since: April 26, 2004
Last visit: August 07, 2014

johndurkin8 has posted 2 links and 2 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Donovan to Retire at the end of this MLS season: An outstanding player and professional.

posted by johndurkin8 to soccer at 02:22 PM on August 07 - 4 comments

Justin Kievit, Middle School Wrestler, Lets Boy With Cerebral Palsy Win Match: When Jared expressed that he wanted to participate in a wrestling match, Mayes said he called his friend Randy Stevens (no relation), a coach at another middle school. “It wasn’t about weight class,” Mayes told the Tennessean. “I told him to point me toward the kid who has the kindest heart.”

posted by johndurkin8 to general at 01:46 PM on December 05 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

The Chain Gang

Holy cow. I thought this was a joke when I heard about it on NPR last week, even the commentators were making jokes about it. They interviewed one of the racers who said it was "a tremendous opportunity."

I hate to say it, but I am glad those are not my tax dollars at work.

posted by johndurkin8 at 10:53 AM on June 04

Spitz spits fit

Spitz was on the Today show this morning (not a bastion of journalism, but whatever) and pretty much said he had been taken out of context and/or misquoted in the reports that had him as pouty. It sounded a bit like damage control, but the main focus of his comments was around heaping praise on today's athletes and Phelps in particular.

I thought he came off pretty good, even with the linked article as background.

posted by johndurkin8 at 09:58 AM on August 14